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4 Final directions - 4 Final directions & a couple of lead sketches
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Furniture Design - These sketch renderings were part of my mid-term for Intermediate Furniture Design.
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Furniture Design - These sketch renderings were part of my mid-term for Intermediate Furniture Design.
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Furniture Design - These sketch renderings were part of my mid-term for Intermediate Furniture Design.
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Midterm visual research communication
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A few thinking sketches - Here are a few unedited scanned drawings.
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Furniture Design - Graphic study for multifunctional table (Advanced Furniture class).

Graphics created by Rene Almanza
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Furniture Design - Graphic study for multifunctional table (Advanced Furniture class).

Graphics created by Rubens Lp.
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Furniture Design - Graphic study for multifunctional table (Advanced Furniture class).
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Furniture Design - Graphic study for multifunctional table (Advanced Furniture class).

Graphics created by Ashley Wood.
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Furniture Design - Graphic study for multifunctional table (Advanced Furniture class).

Graphics created by Kahori Maki.
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Furniture Design - Final - Background Graphic created by Alexis Marcou.
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Furniture Design - Final
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Furniture Design - Final - Graphics created by Rene Almanza, Alexis Marcou, Dmitry Ligay, Iain Macarthur, Stamatis Laskos, and Jan Piasek.
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - My first step was to identify what technique would be easier and less time consuming. I quickly learned about steam bending and Kerfing, and found out that the Kerfing technique was more appropriate for this project.
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - I made one sample after another, trying out a few different glues and a variety of slit spacing. This allowed me to figured out the right spacing proportions for the plywood to bend properly while having enough surface contact to stay strong.
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - In the mean time of the trial and error phase, I continually refined the "buck". The yellow foam part on the rounded section was added after the first sample; when the sample was clamped to the "buck" the plywood cracked due to the flatness of the section.
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - Once the technique had been proven to work, I used the same slit spacing and the same glue to the full size plywood sheets. A massive amount of clamps and weights were used to keep the two sheets tight together and to the "buck".
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - When I removed all of the clamps and weights the bent plywood stayed at the desired shape and was far stronger than expected.
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - This technique allowed me to get a smooth accurate bent part. It toke me a few additional hours to clean-up the edges but it was worth it considering the level of accuracy I was able to achieved in the bent curvature .
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How I bent plywood for my furniture project - After sanding down the edges I applied a veneer to cover the kerfing slits. I then trimmed the veneer to size and sanded sharp edges.

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